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Public Release: 10-Apr-2013
Chemist Bozhi Tian selected as 2013 Searle Scholar
Bozhi Tian, assistant professor in chemistry, has been named a 2013 Searle Scholar and will receive $300,000 to support his research over the next three years. Tian's Searle Scholar project is titled "Silicon-based Biomaterials for an Electrical Study of Single-Neuron Dynamics." The project will involve using nanoelectronic devices to study how neurons pass signals to one another in a neural network.
Searle Scholars Program

Contact: Steve Koppes
skoppes@uchicago.edu
773-702-8365
University of Chicago

Public Release: 9-Apr-2013
Probe to detect spread of breast cancer gets distribution boost
A device co-developed by a University of Houston physicist to detect the spread of breast cancer and allow physicians to better plan intervention is extending its market reach, bringing it another step closer to clinical trials in the US. An agreement was signed between UH spinoff Endomagnetics Ltd. and Sysmex Europe GmbH, which grants Sysmex the exclusive right to provide sales and support across the European, Middle-Eastern and African regions.

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston

Public Release: 9-Apr-2013
AACR Annual Meeting 2013
AACR: Positive data supports advancing BIND-014 to phase 2 clinical trials for solid tumors
BIND Therapeutics clinical investigators presented Phase 1 results with BIND-014, its targeted docetaxel Accurin, in 28 heavily-pretreated patients with advanced or metastatic solid tumors. BIND-014 was shown to be generally safe and well-tolerated at the established maximum tolerated dose and showed encouraging signs of anti-tumor activity including one complete response, three partial responses and five patients with stable disease lasting at least four cycles.
BIND Therapeutics

Contact: Kathryn Morris
kathryn@theyatesnetwork.com
845-635-9828
The Yates Network

Public Release: 9-Apr-2013
Nano Letters
A step toward optical transistors?
In results published online recently in the journal Nano Letters, McGill University researchers show that all-optical modulation and basic Boolean logic functionality -- key steps in the processing and generation of signals -- can be achieved by using laser-pulse inputs to manipulate the quantum mechanical state of a semiconductor nanocrystal.
Canada Foundation for Innovation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Fonds de recherche du Quebec - Nature et technologies

Contact: Chris Chipello
christopher.chipello@mcgill.ca
514-398-4201
McGill University

Public Release: 9-Apr-2013
Student, 16, progresses experimental way to kill cancer with gold nano 'bullets,' marvels experts
Cutting edge research into an experimental therapy that deploys nano-particles of gold in the fight against cancer earned a Canadian high school student, 16, top national honours today in the 2013 "Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada." India-born Arjun Nair, 16, a Grade 11 student from Calgary, Alberta, was awarded the top prize of $5,000 by a panel of eminent Canadian scientists assembled at the Ottawa headquarters of the National Research Council of Canada.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-538-8712
Bioscience Education Canada

Public Release: 9-Apr-2013
Nature Communications
Nanotechnology imaging breakthrough
A team led by Carnegie researcher Wenge Yang has made a major breakthrough in measuring the structure of nanomaterials under extremely high pressures. They developed a new way to get around the severe distortions of high-energy X-ray beams that are used to image the structure of a gold nanocrystal.
Energy Frontier Research Center

Contact: Wenge Yang
wyang@carnegiescience.edu
630-252-0487
Carnegie Institution

Public Release: 9-Apr-2013
Nature Communications
High pressure gold nanocrystal structure revealed
A major breakthrough in measuring the structure of nanomaterials under extremely high pressure has been made by researchers at the London Centre for Nanotechnology.

Contact: Clare Ryan
clare.ryan@ucl.ac.uk
44-020-310-83846
University College London

Public Release: 8-Apr-2013
NTU launches the Centre for Optical and Laser Engineering to boost competitiveness of local firms
Singapore's Nanyang Technological University has launched a new research center to help local companies sharpen their edge in optical and laser engineering in the face of global competition.

Contact: Lester Kok
lesterkok@ntu.edu.sg
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 8-Apr-2013
Nature Photonics
Nanowires have the power to revolutionize solar energy
Capture up to 12 times more light to produce more energy? Nanowires do just that and surpass expectations on solar energy production.

Contact: Hillary Sanctuary
hillary.sanctuary@epfl.ch
41-797-034-809
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 8-Apr-2013
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Tin nanocrystals for the battery of the future
More powerful batteries could help electric cars achieve a considerably larger range and thus a breakthrough on the market. A new nanomaterial for lithium ion batteries developed in the labs of chemists at ETH Zurich and Empa could come into play here.

Contact: Maksym Kovalenko
mvkovalenko@ethz.ch
41-446-334-156
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 8-Apr-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Surface diffusion plays a key role in defining the shapes of catalytic nanoparticles
Controlling the shapes of nanometer-sized catalytic and electrocatalytic particles made from noble metals such as platinum and palladium may be more complicated than previously thought.
National Science Foundation

Contact: John Toon
jtoon@gatech.edu
404-894-6986
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 8-Apr-2013
Nature Materials
Cry me a river of possibility: Scientists design new adaptive material inspired by tears
Imagine highly precise, self-adjusting contact lenses that also clean themselves. A team of researchers at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University and Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences just moved these enticing notions much closer to reality by designing a new kind of adaptive material with tunable transparency and wettability features, as reported yesterday in the online version of Nature Materials.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of Naval Research, Wyss Institute at Harvard University

Contact: Kristen Kusek
kristen.kusek@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-8266
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 4-Apr-2013
International Journal of Nautical Archaeology
Bronze warship ram reveals secrets
The Belgammel Ram, a 20kg bronze battering ram artifact dating to between 100BC and 100AD has been extensively tested and analyzed by five institutes to ascertain how it would have been made in ancient times. The development of new techniques and analyses will assist future research on similar artifacts.

Contact: Kim Marshall-Brown
kxm@noc.ac.uk
44-023-806-96170
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (UK)

Public Release: 4-Apr-2013
Manchester leads the way in graphene membrane research
University of Manchester graphene researchers have been awarded a £3.5m funding boost that could bring desalination plants, safer food packaging and enhanced disease detection closer to reality.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Daniel Cochlin
daniel.cochlin@manchester.ac.uk
44-161-275-8382
University of Manchester

Public Release: 3-Apr-2013
Nature
A giant step toward miniaturization
Semiconductor nanowires are quasi-one-dimensional nanomaterials that have sparked a surge of interest as one of the most powerful and versatile nanotechnological building blocks with actual or potential impact on nanoelectronics, photonics, electromechanics, environmentally friendly energy conversion, biosensing, and neuro-engineering technologies.

Contact: Nathalie Rochette
nathalie.rochette@polymtl.ca
514-340-4711 x2339
Polytechnique Montréal

Public Release: 3-Apr-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Breakthrough cancer-killing treatment has no side-effects
The scientific crusade against cancer recently achieved a victory under the leadership of University of Missouri Curators' Professor M. Frederick Hawthorne. Hawthorne's team has developed a new form of radiation therapy that successfully put cancer into remission in mice. This innovative treatment produced none of the harmful side-effects of conventional chemo and radiation cancer therapies.

Contact: Tim Wall
walltj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 3-Apr-2013
Nature Communications
Building quantum states with individual silicon atoms
By introducing individual silicon atom 'defects' using a scanning tunnelling microscope, scientists at the London Centre for Nanotechnology have coupled single atoms to form quantum states.

Contact: Clare Ryan
clare.ryan@ucl.ac.uk
44-020-310-83846
University College London

Public Release: 2-Apr-2013
New BRAIN initiative announced at White House
The Kavli Foundation applauds today's launch by President Obama of his Administration's ambitious research effort to understand the brain by deciphering the brain's activity that gives rise to our perceptions, our experiences and our consciousness.

Contact: James Cohen
cohen@kavlifoundation.org
The Kavli Foundation

Public Release: 1-Apr-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Geckos keep firm grip in wet natural habitat
Geckos' ability to stick to trees and leaves during rainforest downpours has fascinated scientists for decades, leading a group of University of Akron researchers to solve the mystery.
National Science Foundation, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Contact: Denise Henry
henryd@uakron.edu
330-972-6477
University of Akron

Public Release: 1-Apr-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Watching fluid flow at nanometer scales
New research carried out at MIT and elsewhere has demonstrated for the first time that when inserted into a pool of liquid, nanowires naturally draw the liquid upward in a thin film that coats the surface of the wire.
Sandia National Laboratories, US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 28-Mar-2013
Nano Letters
Even graphene has weak spots
Less-than-perfect sheets of atom-thick graphene show unexpected weakness, according to researchers at Rice and Tsinghua universities.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Science Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 28-Mar-2013
Scientific Reports
Theory and practice key to optimized broadband, low-loss optical metamaterials
The union of theory and practice makes broadband, low-loss optical devices practical, which is why two groups of Penn State engineers collaborated to design optical metamaterials that have custom applications that are easily manufactured.
National Science Foundation

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 28-Mar-2013
NRC Research Press adds a new title to collection of scientific and technical journals
The Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems (JUVS) is a new quarterly, electronic-only publication that is now accepting papers; the inaugural issue is scheduled for release in the Fall of 2013. Developed in partnership with Unmanned Systems Canada and with support from the Kenneth M Molson Foundation, JUVS is an exciting addition to the NRC Research Press journal roster.

Contact: Jenny Ryan
jenny.ryan@nrcresearchpress.com
Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press)

Public Release: 28-Mar-2013
Science
Discovery opens door to efficiently storing and reusing renewable energy
Two University of Calgary researchers have developed a ground-breaking way to make new affordable and efficient catalysts for converting electricity into chemical energy. Their technology opens the door to homeowners and energy companies being able to easily store and reuse solar and wind power. Such energy is clean and renewable, but it's available only when the sun is shining or the wind is blowing.
Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy, Alberta Innovates, Mitacs, FireWater Fuel

Contact: Mark Lowey
mlowey@ucalgary.ca
403-210-8659
University of Calgary

Public Release: 27-Mar-2013
Nano Letters
New type of solar structure cools buildings in full sunlight
A Stanford team has designed an entirely new form of cooling panel that works even when the sun is shining. Such a panel could vastly improve the daylight cooling of buildings, cars and other structures by radiating sunlight back into the chilly vacuum of space.

Contact: Andrew Myers
admyers@stanford.edu
650-736-2245
Stanford School of Engineering

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